Big Capacity Honda Engines To Be Manufactured Locally

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Honda recently launched the BS6 version of CB300r in India. As of right now, India is one of the first countries to get the BS6 version of CB300R. Yesterday, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd announced that it has commenced the manufacturing of global engines from its 4th factory at Vithalapur (Ahmedabad district), Gujarat. This facility will make the 250cc and above category engines From this facility, Honda will cater to the domestic market as well as overseas markets like Thailand, the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Gulf countries.

Honda new engine factory

With this new factory, Honda can produce up to 50,000 engines in the first year of its operation. There can be an increase in production to keep pace with the market demand.

Official statement

Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said,” with the introduction of BS-VI norms in India, we are a step closer to achieve this vision. Building products which are at par with global standards of manufacturing, this new expansion will allow HMSI to develop production capabilities to strengthen our direction of make in India, for the world,”

Honda CB500X (2)

Ichiro Shimokawa, Chief Production Officer & Director, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said,” As part of this expansion, we are introducing special processes across various manufacturing stages like machining, engine assembly, and advanced storage systems. Building the capability from ground-up, best-in-class technology along with highly skilled manpower will ensure top quality standards. Starting off with close to 50,000 engine units in the first year, our aim is to further scale up as per market demand,”

The implications

Honda claims the new engine factory will help the company to boost up from its current export capacity to new heights in the domestic and global markets which will help to meet supply with demand. From the new facility, Honda will make engines for 250cc and above which will include bikes like CB300R and Hness CB350 which are 300cc plus bikes. Honda also has CBR650R and CB500X in the big bike category.

Also read: 2022 Honda CBR400R and CB400X Unveiled

BS6 CB300R 2

Speculations suggest that once the production attains its full pace, it could also bring down the cost of big capacity motorcycles from Honda considerably. Take the CB500X for instance. It is an amazing motorcycle but comes with a very hefty price tag. With the engine production now localised, HMSI is expected to considerably reduce the price.

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